Alok Jha looks at mammalian extinctions and malarial resistance

Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 18:30 in Biology & Nature

In Science Weekly Alok Jha meets Dr Kate Jones from the Institute of Zoology to discuss cutting edge science in the battle to stave off mammalian extinctions. Also for Science Weekly Camila Ruz talks to journalist and film maker Nisha Ligon about her recent trip to Thailand, where she is investigating malarial resistance and the growing fear among the medical and scientific communities that counterfeit drugs are accelerating resistance to a depleting armoury of anti-malaria drugs.Guardian Correspondent Ian Sample joins Alok and Kate to discuss some of this week's top science news stories including proof that coral reef disease is linked to human waste and why coral reefs are facing extinction, what we would do if we met an alien and why a little exercise goes a long way to extend your life expectancy.Alok JhaIan SampleJason PhippsCamila Ruz

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